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What Size Storage Unit Should I Get?

Choosing the right size storage unit can be trickier than it might first seem. You might think you have a pretty good gauge of exactly what you are looking for, but often people find themselves with too much extra space or not enough. Even though Cactus Self Storage offers many different sizes, it really comes down to how much will be stored, how you will use the storage unit, and how often your belongings will need to be accessed.
 
What Will Be Stored?
 
A good place to start when choosing a storage unit with adequate space is to determine what exactly will be stored. Are you temporarily downsizing from a home to an apartment? Are you storing items you use for your business? Are you looking for a space to keep a car? Come up with a list of what exactly will be stored and then begin to assess how much room those items will take.
 
If you are going to be storing large pieces such as furniture, do some measuring so you have a basic idea of how much space you will need. It is also a good idea to consider if anything you will be storing will be sensitive to temperature so you know whether you need a climate controlled unit.
 
Business or Personal?
 
Some people use storage units to store personal items that they don’t have room for around the house. For them, the storage unit is almost an extension of their home. Others use storage for business reasons. They might store product or equipment for their business, which may require extra space inside the storage unit to easily access different items. How you use the storage unit will determine if you need to plan for extra space or a walkway to the back of the unit.
 
Will You Access Your Items Frequently?
 
There are certain situations when a storage unit is simply a holding tank. It is filled up, locked up, and never accessed again until it’s time to unload the unit. On the other hand, there are some people who will need to access their belongings on a regular basis. They might store seasonal items, such as clothing and décor, and will want to be able to easily find what they are looking for. Knowing how often you will be visiting the storage unit can also help you decide how much space you need.
 
Talk to the experts at Cactus Self Storage if you need help choosing the right space. We have years of experience helping people find the right fit. Usually, if you can give us a brief description of what it is you are hoping to store, we can give you a fairly accurate idea of what space will be best for you.
 
Be sure to visit our Size Guide on our website or give us a call at 480-386-6022.
 

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